Watermelon fruit is rich in water and transports key nutrients to the brain and keeps you hydrated. According to one recent study, even mild dehydration can lead to more frequent and severe headaches. So along with providing hydration, a little bit of natural sugar from this fruit will fuel brain cells to increase alertness as well.
In addition, watermelon is chock-full of vitamin B-6, which your body uses to manufacture mood balancing brain chemicals, including serotonin and dopamine. And its hefty amount of arginine increases production of nitric acid, which unwinds tense muscles and even lowers blood pressure! So snack on a watermelon slice, cut it into cubes and add it to a glass of water, or try this simple smoothie recipe using watermelon:
- 2 cups chopped watermelon
- handful of basil or mint
- half cup coconut water
- 1 cup of ice cubes
Blend and enjoy!
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